Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers services and programs through the following Divisions. Use these links to directly access all our Department sites.

Welcome to the Department of

Orthopaedic Surgery



  • Orthopaedic Trauma Institute
  • 2550 23rd Street
    Building 9, 2nd Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    Phone: 415-206-8812

Richard Gosselin

Richard Gosselin
Associate Clinical Professor
Co-Director, Institute for Global Orthopedics and Traumatology


Richard Gosselin is a native of Montréal, Canada. He attended Collège André-Grasset for his undergraduate degree in Health Sciences. After graduating from college, he attended the University of Montréal Medical School, where he obtained his M.D. degree in 1979. He finished his Orthopaedic Surgery training at his medical school alma mater in 1984. Post residency, he completed a series of Orthopaedic Surgery fellowships: Musculoskeletal Infections in Senegal, Pelvis and Acetabular Surgery in Paris, and Orthopaedic Trauma at the San Francisco General Hospital-UCSF. He served as an Attending at SFGH from 1988-1991, and after pursued some international relief opportunities through the Red Cross. He later settled on his private practice in Merritt Island, FL where the focus of his clinical practice was Trauma and Joint Replacement. In 1999, he retired from his practice to pursue additional training as a public health scholar at the UC-Berkeley School of Public Health (MPH, 2001), and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (MSc, 2002). Ever since, he has been a Lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Public Health. His hobbies include traveling, photography, reading, and wine tasting. He has worked in over 40 different developing countries.